The Mighty: How Remote Work Has Magnified Discrimination Against People Who Stutter

June 7, 2021

Disability Justice, News

Workers having a meeting

In a recent piece published in The MightySenior Staff Attorney Christopher Schuyler focuses on how remote work has exacerbated discrimination and harassment for people who stutter. Discrimination against people who stutter affects people of all ages and occupations – and, as Schuyler explains, even the sitting president is not exempt from this discrimination. Schuyler describes children reporting being talked over, as teachers confuse their stutter for unstable wifi connection. Adults in the workplace similarly feel more vulnerable and cite the lack of in-person connection as making virtual meetings more challenging.

As Schuyler says, “for a group already pressed to vigilantly resist being left out of the conversation – or not even invited to the meeting in the first place – these new communication challenges threaten to completely undermine education and workplace success.”  

Access the full piece here and learn more.

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